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~Book ☨ What in God's Name ⚖ Welcome to Heaven, Inc the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO known in some circles as God has been phoning it in Lately, he s been spending most of his time on the golf course And when he does show up at work, it s not to resolve wars or end famines, but to Google himself and read what humans have been blogging about him When God decides to retire to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant , he also decides to destroy Earth His employees take the news in stride, except for Craig and Eliza, two underpaid angels in the lowly Department of Miracles Unlike their boss, Craig and Eliza love their jobs uncapping city fire hydrants on hot days, revealing lost keys in snow banks and they refuse to accept that earth is going under The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss He ll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love With doomsday fast approaching, and the humans ignoring every chance for happiness thrown their way, Craig and Eliza must move heaven and earth to rescue them and the rest of us, too Craig peeked at God s desk calendar In the October 3 square he d written a memo to himself Don t forget destroy Earth fire In the October 4 square he d written Restaurant opens and drawn several smiley faces points at it that s my jam I love this type of concepts and the humor they re usually delivered through I admit though that I loved the tv show farthan I did this particular book in the tv series God s motivations are rendered far better, he looks genuinely lost an Craig peeked at God s desk calendar In the October 3 square he d written a memo to himself Don t forget destroy Earth fire In the October 4 square he d written Restaurant opens and drawn several smiley faces points at it that s my jam I love this type of concepts and the humor they re usually delivered through I admit though that I loved the tv show farthan I did this particular book in the tv series God s motivations are rendered far better, he looks genuinely lost and tired of having to deal with a Earth that is in shambles and that either relies on him way too much or that has stopped believing in a greater power a long time ago Recently one of the humans, Richard something, had written an entire book saying he didn t exist God tried to read the book, but it hurt his feelings so much he had to stop after just a few pages The blurb on the jacket said the author was a fiery intellectual , but really he was just plain mean The God in this book is an uncaring jerk and maybe this was the author s intent all along but I didn t feel like anything was at stake for him, whenever he d have a sudden change of heart, a wave of fondness for the planet and the humans that he himself designed, it didn t make much sense to me, it was just written on paper with no true depth The general concept though is great I loved how the author crafted Heaven and the various tasks Angels had to undertake Craig and Eliza s job was so entertaining to witness and I m glad that the underlying romantic tension didn t overtake their overall role in saving Earth from Doomsday Asking someone out is Do you want to go on a date with me It s not Do you want to grab a coffee I mean, you ask me that five times a day.Craig s face reddened After a moment so did Eliza s Even though I m viciously against forced romance, this was cute, they were dumb, but this was cute.Overall, this was a nice read, if there was the half star option on Goodreads I d have given it a 3.5 star rating If you haven t watched the show you must as well, it s so creative and visually pleasing, I adore it POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2019 A book with no chapters unusual chapter headings unconventionally numbered chapters a countdown to Doomsday Drink up The world s about to come to an end.When a story starts off with a God bored by real world events and favoring a kind of spiritual porn, then you know you re in for a ripping good time The end of the world has never seemed so funny as God decides to cash in his chips and leave the table while two Angels bank everything on one last desperate throw of the dice The scramble to save the world by getting two socially inept losers to exchange a kiss gets everfrantic as the clock tick Drink up The world s about to come to an end.When a story starts off with a God bored by real world events and favoring a kind of spiritual porn, then you know you re in for a ripping good time The end of the world has never seemed so funny as God decides to cash in his chips and leave the table while two Angels bank everything on one last desperate throw of the dice The scramble to save the world by getting two socially inept losers to exchange a kiss gets everfrantic as the clock ticks down the pacing gets faster and the story never flags as the reader flips through each page, reading about the awkward, fat Sam and the nondescript Laura who couldn t manage to be the smart one, the brainy one, the athletic one or the artistic one, to the despair of her well meaning but frustrated parents I found myself racing through this book as I wondered whether the Angels would get these two together, laughing as God tried to get his Asian fusion restaurant running and rolling my eyes at the antics of God s chosen prophet, a tin foil wrapped, crazy looking ranting hobo with a sign, just the type of nutso that human beings never heed This was such an excellent novel that I read it in one day and instantly wanted to start again In the Beginning The best fictional depiction of God I ve come across since Alanis Morrissette was in that Kevin Smith movie I laughed out loud, which I almost never do, being old and somewhat bitter and stuff Amazing I even stopped watching Pawn Stars so I could finish this Which never happens. Heaven Inc is a big company and God is its CEO He s an ideas man who spends most of his day in his swanky office watching baseball and NASCAR His Angels spend their time arranging miracles where they nudge small details of life to try to make humans end up with happy results They are able to watch any episode of history from multiple angles and therefore spend their time fascinated by the love lives of Americans Africa gets two mentions Nigerian e mail scammers and a Tanzanian farmer whose Heaven Inc is a big company and God is its CEO He s an ideas man who spends most of his day in his swanky office watching baseball and NASCAR His Angels spend their time arranging miracles where they nudge small details of life to try to make humans end up with happy results They are able to watch any episode of history from multiple angles and therefore spend their time fascinated by the love lives of Americans Africa gets two mentions Nigerian e mail scammers and a Tanzanian farmer whose horse explodes no cities and tractors in Africa , and Asia is a type of food The Angels all speak English but no worries if they want to look at someone in Europe there are subtitles available The technology available to the Angels is that of the present day, although there is a mention that before e mails Heaven ran on faxes So nothing terribly eternal here And God and Heaven are venal.At first, this really grates It feels as though Simon Rich believes he lives in the ultimate country with the ultimate culture and the ultimate technology Sure, he mocks his own society by making God look superficial, but at heart it is still as sense of mocking perfection But bear with it and there is a story underneath of trying to use miracles to get two humans to love each other OK, it s not much but it is better than nothing And because the novel is so short, it doesn t particularly outstay its welcome It s light, it s fluff and it passes the time But there s nothing deep No real hidden message although if you wanted to stretch a point you might try to say it shows how miraculous it can be to find a life partner There are no real insights into humankind or spirituality And it is gratingly mono cultural I really liked this book It had an interesting premise, was really funny, and is solidly 3 stars Despite my enjoyment, I can t really give itthan 3 stars The premise was great and that s what carried the whole story The actual characters felt a bit hollow I wish this were a series maybe an anthology series though because I loved the idea of Heaven Inc and the Department of Miracles I enjoyed the story enough that I ll probably check out other books by the author, but honestly thi I really liked this book It had an interesting premise, was really funny, and is solidly 3 stars Despite my enjoyment, I can t really give itthan 3 stars The premise was great and that s what carried the whole story The actual characters felt a bit hollow I wish this were a series maybe an anthology series though because I loved the idea of Heaven Inc and the Department of Miracles I enjoyed the story enough that I ll probably check out other books by the author, but honestly this just made me super excited to watch the TV adaptation DNF d at 30% I am all for comedy I am all for kindly making light on any situation Heck, I even make fun of myself I am not someone that is easily offended or takes things too personally Because, well life is too short With that being said, I do not appreciate this author s take on this topic Going into this, I assumed it would be a lighthearted and even silly book that would make fun of a religious topic but in a respectful and comical way That is not what I got And to be honest, I DNF d at 30% I am all for comedy I am all for kindly making light on any situation Heck, I even make fun of myself I am not someone that is easily offended or takes things too personally Because, well life is too short With that being said, I do not appreciate this author s take on this topic Going into this, I assumed it would be a lighthearted and even silly book that would make fun of a religious topic but in a respectful and comical way That is not what I got And to be honest, I regret looking into this one The character of God was made to be this uptight, lazy, doesn t have a care in the world about anyone else other then himself, gambling type of being His persona just rubbed me the wrong way all together, to the point of being offensive and it was not funny Now the other main characters, Craig and Eliza, were not anything to root for in the brief time I had with them Eliza was way too bull headed and full of herself where as Craig was really laid back and too trusting Of all the characters, I wasfor Craig But even his character traits were not enough to save this literary disaster I feel that if the author would have gone in a different direction with how his characters were coming across this really could have been something I do not recommend to anyone that likes humorous pieces, because this isn t one Also, if religion is a touchy subject for you, I would avoid this book at all costs This was an extremely quick, enjoyable read Very funny but with a nice heart sweetness too. Okay, the premise of this book might sound a little cheesy Let s face it, we live in a world where some dopey 4 year old gets brainwashed by his even dopier dad regarding his experience in heaven, and all of a sudden we ve got a runaway bestseller Or some jackoff gets hit by an 18 wheeler and then lets us know what heaven is like, and we decide to buy that one too.It seems a little odd to me that the only people who seem to glimpse heaven are those who have lost 90% of their vital fluids or ha Okay, the premise of this book might sound a little cheesy Let s face it, we live in a world where some dopey 4 year old gets brainwashed by his even dopier dad regarding his experience in heaven, and all of a sudden we ve got a runaway bestseller Or some jackoff gets hit by an 18 wheeler and then lets us know what heaven is like, and we decide to buy that one too.It seems a little odd to me that the only people who seem to glimpse heaven are those who have lost 90% of their vital fluids or haven t been breathing for the last couple hours I mean, I get less than 9 hours of sleep in a night and I have all kinds of side effects, but you don t see me writing a book about them Granted, a book about having to crap twice as frequently and getting inexplicable midday boners might not be a page turner, but goddamnit at least it s honest.What In God s Name is about some angels who have a few days to make a miracle happen, otherwise God is planning to destroy the Earth Mostly because he s kind of over it, but also because he s moved on to the idea of running a really kickass Asian Fusion restaurant This book probably contains my favorite portrayal of God ever Not only because he spends an inordinate amount of resources getting Lynyrd Skynyrd back together, a project that, if successful, would definitely go a long way towards proving the existence of this Free Bird Loving Atheist He s not malicious He just sort of seems like the upper upper boss of most big companies, fairly detached from the day to day in a way that s sort of shocking but also HAS to be the only way his existence makes any sense whatsoever.The book reads like a romcom that, if made into a movie, I could handle The characters aren t overly attractive so much as they are compatible, the funny parts are actually funny and not based on some ridiculous machinations that result a father in law walking in on a guy who is trying to feed a dog worm medicine, but when the father in law walks in it somehow looks like the guy is fucking the dog And there are even a couple nice moments.In fact, this would make an excellent movie However, I would like to make a short list of actors I d like to ban from participating in any major roles Katherine Heigl Enough already I ll admit, I was fooled by herassets By which I mean boobsets But noI ve grown up.Reese Witherspoon The prettier but unfunny Amy Poehler No thanks.Gerard Butler Theshitty movies this guy makes, the harder it is for me to enjoy the homoeroticism of 300 in a completely hetero way.Bradley Cooper I like how he did a movie about doing a drug that made him a better person in every way That s the guy who needs it, the one who s going from a 9.8 to a 9.9.Sandra Bullock Am I the only one who remembers the Net Fondly Jennifer Aniston I blame her for the stupid fliptop on Smart Water That thing is dumb I don t want to drink from a baby bottle I want to drink from an adult bottle, which is made of glass and usable as a stabbing implement in a pinch Celestial powers trying to influence earthly eventsan amusing read.